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Obtain (IPA: /əbˈteɪn/)


Obtain (v. t.)

To hold; to keep; to possess.

Obtain (v. t.)

To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.

Obtain (v. i.)

To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.

Obtain (v. i.)

To prevail; to succeed.

Obtain Synonyms

Hold, Prevail

Obtain Synonyms

Incur, Find, Get, Receive

Spanish Translation

Obtain in Spanish is Obtener

Tagalog Translation

Obtain in Tagalog is Kumuha

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Any commander who fails to obtain his objective, and who is not dead or seriously wounded, has not done his full duty." - World War II

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace." - Last words

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty." - John C. Calhoun

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is not necessary to seek truth among others which it is easy to obtain from the Church." - Truth

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire." - The Da Vinci Code


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